Sport Henrik Stenson

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Woods fails to buck winners' losing streak

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Sporting Digest: Golf

Laura Davies sank a birdie putt on the third play-off hole at Palm Harbour, Florida, as she and John Daly fought back from a five-shot deficit yesterday to defeat Pak Se Ri and Paul Azinger and win the $2m (pounds 1.2m) JCPenney Classic.

Golf: Daly and Davies deliver

THE LONG-HITTERS John Daly and Laura Davies posted a bogey-free eight-under-par 63 to share the first-round lead at the JC Penney Classic at Palm Harbour, Florida.

Golf: Torrance will take Ryder reins for Europe at Belfry

SAM TORRANCE is expected to be declared the new European Ryder Cup captain today. The Scot acted as one of Mark James' assistants in the dramatic defeat in Boston in September and appears certain to take over for the match at The Belfry in 2001.



Golf: Torrance has complete faith in the rookies

Ryder Cup: `Let's leave Bernhard out of it. Robert Karlsson was unlucky. But Jesse needed a foursomes player, and Andrew Coltart is a much steadier player'



Golf: Johnson in pursuit

ENGLAND'S TRISH Johnson birdied the final two holes for a third round 70 to raise hopes of a second win of the season at the Cantor Fitzgerald Laura Davies Invitational at Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire.





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